LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client  LE Op. 441


Conflict of Interest - Former Client.


December 7, 1981


The mere fact that a lawyer has formerly represented a person, who is now

the adverse party in a suit brought by the lawyer on behalf of another

client, is not sufficient to warrant disqualification of the lawyer on

ethical grounds. However, a violation of DR:4-101(B) might result if the

lawyer possessed confidential information which he obtained from his first

client. [See II: DR:5-105(C) & (D).]


Committee Opinion December 7, 1981




See also LE Op. 635, LE Op. 661, LE Op. 662, LE Op. 933, LE Op.

1194, LE Op. 1196, LE Op. 1207, LE Op. 1349, LE Op. 1377, LE Op. 1384,

 LE Op. 1391, and LE Op. 1419.